Friday, January 28, 2011

Working Girl…

I’ve been quiet on my blog lately, because we’ve had some big changes the past two weeks…

I recently added a “W” to my “SAHM” title. Instead of “Stay-at-home-mom”, I’m now a “WORKING-stay-at-home-mom”! Not that I didn’t work before, because I think being a stay-at-home mom is definitely work! But now, I’ll be getting a paycheck (and I’m not talking about my weekly “mad money” from DW! Ha!)…

I applied for a position with a real-estate data company, interviewed, got offered a job, and accepted it! Of course it didn’t happen that fast! But it happened, and I spent all of last week in training, while AB was spoiled and doted on by her grandmothers.

This week has been my first week actually working from home. It’s going really well so far, with the exception of a few computer kinks and glitches. But those are to be expected, I’m sure.

The job itself is pretty interesting and I’ve always loved research, filling out forms and legal documents, so I think it’s going to be a good fit for now, even though it has NOTHING to do with my Elementary Ed degree! Ha…

The BEST part of the job is the flexibility and the location. There is NOTHING better than home to me! What I’m not too excited about is the waking up early part! I start early every morning, so that I can put my hours in and then clock out! I still want my afternoons! :) I guess there’s always a price to pay… and sleeping-in seems to be the one I’m paying. Ha…

I’ve spent the last 5 ½ years not working, so the whole routine thing has been an adjustment, but one that I think we’re going to be fine with. I like the structure that it’s going to add to our days, and of course the paycheck that will follow! Ha…

We’re very thankful and excited for this opportunity, and I’ll just tell ya, I feel like the Hannah Montana of housewives… “I’ve got the best of both worlds.” :)

And because I’ll want to see some pics in my blog book years from now, here’s a few fun pics from our week…

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This first one was taken Sunday before church. It was AB’s first Sunday carrying a purse. Ha… and she had it packed down, too! :)

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our girl loves her some sunglasses. We found these in the dollar bin at Target a few weeks ago, and she’s worn them almost daily since…even out to dinner on Wednesday night. :)

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I found AB like this sitting in her room the other night…notice her jewels and jammies and then how she has arranged all the babies. Ha… she’s also made a stop by the pantry for a little can of pineapple juice for each one. HA…

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The babies all lined up with their juice kills me. Too funny…

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I love this one of Annabelle & her baby Abby, and the upside down paci. :)

Happy Friday! It sure has a new meaning again to me now that I’m a working girl again…

~amw~

11 comments:

Immeasurably More Mama said...

I've been wondering how things are going with your new job. So glad to hear all is well - minus a few technical difficulties! I know the getting up early has to be hard but having a paycheck in hand will probably make it all seem worth it. :) The upside down paci is one of my favorites...I have a few pictures of Dillan with his paci upside down too. :) Enjoy the weekend, friend!

Shannon said...

Hi! I'm SOO behind on my emails so I'm so sorry I'm just getting back to you!

I have not used chalkboard spray paint because I use my paint so often and usually for quick touch up jobs inside. :) How do you like the chalkboard markers?! I loved them but then I couldn't get them to erase! Can you? I have to paint over everytime. I've gone back to regular chalk. Any tips?

Mallory said...

Congrats to you! Cute pictures of AM and dollies!!

Tania said...

Congratulations on the new job! I was wondering why you had not posted anything in a while. Glad it was because of job training and not sickness in your family. Love the pictures of AB & her babies, especially the ones with the juice.

Whitney said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a great situation! I love the last picture of A with her paci upside down and her cute "bun" piggies!

Danielle said...

So glad you get to work from home! That is the best of both worlds! :) Although, as Lacy said the other day, "You would have been a great jewelry lady!" :) haha!

LOVE the pic of AB's baby dolls and their cans of pineapple juice. HA!

Paige Colson said...

Ahhhh! I have been wondering if you got the job! Congratulations! We are work buddies...except the part where I am on maternity leave...:) Please let me know if you have any questions about the craziness. :)

Aleta Kaylee said...

What cute cute pictures. And how exciting about starting work again. You really do have the best of both worlds (as Hannah starts singing in my head) :) I hope you continue to enjoy it, Annie.

SaraBeth said...

Congrats on the new job! I am sure you will do great! AB looks absolutely adorable in that jacket and purse:)

Carrie said...

I am so proud of you. Working 9 to 5, or should I say 6 to 2!?!? Those pictures of Belle are so cute. I especially love the last one of her laying up on the couch. Our girls have it sooooo rough ;)

annalee said...

WAY TO GO GIRL! excited for you!